Respiratory disease

More than 450 people have been hospitalized for lung diseases associated with vaping and e-cigarettes.
The individual experienced symptoms consistent with more than 200 similar cases of respiratory illness, health officials said.
On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control said 149 people nationwide had contracted a severe respiratory illness after vaping.
The federal health agency reported 94 cases in 14 states and said the number is climbing.
Deaths and paralysis stemming from respiratory infections have been reported, but those cases are rare.
It's hard to believe that the first federal air pollution legislation was the Air Pollution Act of 1955. Fifty-eight years later, the United States -- and the world -- are still struggling to come to terms with the importance of preserving the quality of the air we breathe.